New Clinical and Experimental Data on Procaine. By N. T. Starostenko. Authorized translation from Russian. Price, $12.50. Pp 62. Consultants Bureau Enterprises, Inc., 227 W 17th St, New York 11, 1961.
Research on Novocain Therapy in Old Age. English Translation. By Prof Anna Aslan, MD, Prof C. M. Burger, MD, and Prof F. E. Shulz U. Kohler, MD, and E. Mampel, MD. Price, $12.50. Pp 56. Consultant Bureau Enterprises, Inc., 227 W 17th St, New York 11, 1959.
Many authors have suggested that procaine has far more actions than that of raising the pain threshold of a local area. Unfortunately, the proponents of systemic actions of procaine have tended to make far-reaching assertions based on what seem to be poorly controlled evidence. In French Polynesia, I was informed that procaine added to intravenous fluids was a very effective diuretic. In the United States, the furor for intravenous procaine therapy dwindled